Remote Desktop Speed

May 6, 2011 at 09:20:15
Specs: Windows 7, i7
I'm using Windows Remote Desktop (RDS) to remote into a server to view security video and it is very slow, it refreshes only about every couple minutes. A speed test on the server shows only .75 Down & .4 Up. The client I'm using to remote into is fast 12 Down & 1 Up. Q: How much more does RDS slow the server down and is there a way to speed it up through a VPN or something? Thanks.


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#1
May 6, 2011 at 09:43:13
Are you using the same server nic the video is coming in on to view it? If so streaming video is slowing the connection down.

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#2
May 6, 2011 at 09:49:18
Well, good thought. I just went into Device Mgr and there's only one gigabit adapter. So are you thinking I should add a nic and have one specifically for the RDS. I'm not sure how to split them up but I can probably figure that out.

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#3
May 6, 2011 at 12:03:40
when you say security video you mean cameras? Connected to a dvr?

if so the tack to take is connect to the dvr and not the server via port forwarding

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#4
May 6, 2011 at 12:51:13
There's the server, the security software on the server, and a 1TB external HD; no other hardware. I didn't set it up so I'm not sure how the five cameras' feed into the server.

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#5
May 6, 2011 at 13:24:11
I watch my home security system from work which is great.

Might want to investigate that. Sounds like all you need is the software that is on the server.

Otherwise second nic connected to the internet would be the way to go to separate the traffic

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#6
May 6, 2011 at 15:04:39
Thanks Wanderer

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#7
June 27, 2011 at 08:04:45
Slow performance of video is a very common issue when using RDP. I recommend you look at Ericom Blaze, a software product that accelerates AND compresses standard Microsoft RDP, so it speeds RDP while conserving bandwidth. Blaze accelerates RDP performance by as much as 10-25 times, and helps deliver higher frame rates and reduce screen freezes and choppiness.

You can read more about Blaze and download a free evaluation at:
http://www.ericom.com/ericom_blaze....


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